When David’s not working in his busy west-side shop he’s tooling around the house or working from his home office. The desk was created by topping a pair of vintage file boxes with thick glass - a smart move if you need storage but don’t want a big, bulky desk with drawers. The graphic overscale calendar with its bold black and white design feels like a piece of art.
Photographer Robert Petersen’s photo of an Icelandic Horse was the perfect jumping off point for inspiration. Crisp whites, muted blues and pale wood tones give the room a natural, dreamy vibe. With wood itself a high-priced commodity in Iceland, Brian opted for a stunning faux-bois wallpaper to complete the look.
Brian made it feel part of the living space by extending the wallpaper into the nook, then arranging a low-slung banquette and small ottomans around a generous table. He kept the corner from feeling too cluttered by opting for a transparent table base to keep the footprint light. It’s the perfect spot for extra dinner guests, catching up on emails or game nights with friends from the neighborhood.
If your home office needs a fresh new look, it’s time to break out the spray paint. It’s easier than ever to paint a variety of surfaces thanks to new paint formulas. The biggest challenge will be choosing a color from dozens of on-trend hues. You can even paint fabrics with the right product!
Sticking to only one time period can be a little dangerous when it comes to buying second-hand furniture. You may end up with a space that looks dated rather than curated. To pull together an eclectic look be willing to mix in your flea market finds with pieces that are new (or new-ish). This 70’s dining room table feels retro cool paired with crisp white resin chairs and super-saturated turquoise rug.
While shopping for art, don’t get distracted by unattractive frames. You can always move the art into a more modern frame that better suits your style and space. These gold tone frames work really well and tie into the room’s vintage light fixture.
If a great-looking gallery wall gives you goosebumps, the fastest (and cheapest) way to collect art for one is to scour your local flea markets and art fairs. This nostalgic Fisher Price inspired piece by Denver-based artist Jonathan Fenske was the starting point for this gallery wall and sets a playful tone for the space.
There’s just something about wandering a flea market on the hunt for something truly fantastic that gets the blood pumping. If you want to create an eclectic space that’s unique AND affordable, shopping flea markets is definitely the way to go.
Mixing in natural elements like plants, baskets, fruit or in this case… taxidermy helps a space feel warm and storied. The mix of masculine elements with the flowing drapery, table linen and brass accents keeps it from feeling like a hunting lodge.
A master of mixing vintage treasures with modern decor, David made his house a home, one piece at a time. He cleverly laid two desktops across antique sawhorses to create a massive dining room table that can comfortably accommodate more than a dozen guests. A midcentury pendant hovers above a collection of flea market finds pulling the eye toward the room’s gorgeous built-ins and coffered ceiling.
The master bedroom has a cozy reading corner thanks to a floor lamp and well-worn club chair upholstered in a rich-looking oxblood vinyl. A crate flipped over feels right at home as a convenient side table.
The overhead lighting in this study is formed by interlocking antlers, adding to the room's lodge-like appeal. Beige and brown stripes make a bold statement on the wall, and green foliage throughout add an element of nature.
The bench acts as a bridge between this open-plan design and can be used for groups in either or both areas without obstructing views. Plenty of plush furnishings provide comfortable seating for friends and family when entertaining.
Relax and play in ultimate comfort in this game room designed in shades of teal. Large double doors open out onto an outdoor patio space while indoors has a Ping-Pong table and luxurious hanging daybeds on which to relax.